Gannett Fleming joins a diverse group of partners that have taken the EIP Pledge, including the five “First Mover Pledge Signers”:
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).
- Denver International Airport.
- Port of Long Beach.
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA).
Our company is among the first AEC industry firms to sign the EIP Pledge.
“This historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revamp public contracting practices and create more opportunities for historically underutilized businesses,” said Gannett Fleming CEO Bob Scaer, PE. “Gannett Fleming is honored to pledge our commitment to support the EIP. It’s smart business, and it aligns directly with our company’s vision ‘to be a driving force in improving our communities and sustaining our world’ as well as with our culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B).”
Esther McGinnis, executive vice president and environmental, social, and governance director for Gannett Fleming, sits on the EIP Advisory Council, which is comprised of senior executives from the public and private sectors, along with non-governmental organization partners, and promotes broad industry engagement and commitments to equity in infrastructure.
Gannett Fleming was proud to attend and support a March 1, 2023, event hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington, D.C., to welcome 13 new state departments of transportation to the EIP: Puerto Rico, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington State, and Wisconsin. Bill Panos, Gannett Fleming senior advisor and vice president of Integrated Risk Management, represented the firm at the event.
Gannett Fleming also attended and supported the Jan. 9, 2023, signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) hosted by AASHTO in Washington, D.C., between CTA and SEPTA. The MOU represents a groundbreaking agreement for mutual certification that gives small and minority businesses the ability to compete for work with either agency without undertaking additional paperwork. The historic signing is expected to facilitate greater DEI&B on CTA and SEPTA project teams, with an ultimate goal of broader reciprocity and even a national certification database.
Gannett Fleming was represented at the event by Bryan Mulqueen, PE, executive vice president and corporate business group director of Transit & Rail, Dennis Anosike, JD, senior vice president and corporate business group director of Advisory Services, and Bill Panos.